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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Sustained retinal screening program

 

Overview

This study demonstrated screening for retinal complications of diabetes in a remote Aboriginal population can be successfully performed by Aboriginal Health Workers and nurses using non-mydriatic fundus cameras and sustained over time with regional program support. Factors that helped support timely screening while avoiding over-screening included:

Abstract adapted from Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council (KAMSC)

Contacts

Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council (KAMSC)
Corner of Anne and Dora Streets
PO Box 1377
Broome WA 6725
Ph: (08) 9194 3200
Fax: (08) 9192 2500
Email: kamsc@kamsc.org.au

Related publications

Murray RB, Metcalf SM, Lewis PM, Mein JK, McAllister IL (2005)

Sustaining remote-area programs: retinal camera use by Aboriginal health workers and nurses in a Kimberley partnership.

Medical Journal of Australia; 182(10): 520-523

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Last updated: 15 November 2013
 
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